Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome Ye'elah Tzohar!

Last Wednesday the country celebrated Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. The very  next morning my daughter-in-law and son were in the nearest hospital delivering a new baby girl to the world. They called from the delivery room to tell us about this little (actually not so little - over 4 kilo - 9 pounds!) miracle which God sent.  
Friday I went to visit the newbornYe'elah, barely a day old, in Sroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. 
I joined big sister  Gali now 3 years old and big brother Eytam  who will be 5 in a few weeks. Ye'elah, who had not yet been named slept peacefully through the visit. 
 She was born the day after Tu B'Shvat, the new year of the trees, a time when the almond trees begin to bud. In Israel it has turned into a celebration of nature. 
We wouldn't have been surprised if she were named for a tree or a fruit. Her name reflects the family's love of nature and alludes to the graceful  Negev gazelle and is used poetically to allude to a graceful and gracious woman. 

Now I have to add a picture to my banner. I will wait till I can get a shot of her with her eyes open


Batya said...


Leora said...

Mazal tov! Glad you included the lovely gazelle. So nice to have such joy in your family.

Anonymous said...

Mazal Tov !

BTW I am not a robot (many think I am) but those letters are tough on older eyes


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very good comment

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